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Ellipsoid screen shot

Jan 12, 2021

Playing With Gravity

Student-created video game lets you use gravitational forces to propel a ship through space. 

NC State alumna and astronaut Christina Koch

Nov 19, 2020

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Deliver NC State Commencement Address

NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina H. Koch is the featured speaker at NC State's first ever virtual commencement. 

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft.

Nov 19, 2020

Launching the Next Generation

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, a three-time graduate of NC State, knows how to thrive working from home, which she did flawlessly during a record-breaking 328 days in space. She'll share her message of how NC State helped prepare her to become NASA's most accomplished female astronaut on Dec. 4 as the featured speaker at the university's first virtual commencement. 

Aug 5, 2020

Effective Field Theory: Q&A With Sebastian Koenig

Sebastian Koenig talks about how effective field theory helps nuclear physicists understand the universe. 

drop of liquid metal turns to a stream of liquid metal when a small voltage is applied

Jul 27, 2020

Controlling Streams of Liquid Metal at Room Temperature

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows them to produce streams of liquid metal at room temperature. 

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Jun 19, 2020

Teaching Physics to Neural Networks Removes ‘Chaos Blindness’

"Teaching" physics to neural networks helps them adapt to chaos. 

supernova image from NASA

Apr 22, 2020

Experimenting in the Universe’s Laboratory

Noah Wolfe, a 2020 Goldwater Scholar, studies supernovas to expand our knowledge of physics. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Oct 9, 2019

To Build a Better Semiconductor, First Identify Its Defects

By identifying its defects, researchers move us closer to new gallium oxide technologies. 

Force Chain Lattice

Aug 5, 2019

Researchers Forecast Failure in Disordered Materials

Two dimensional lattice helps forecast likely points of failure in disordered materials. 

NC State Ana Sofia Uzsoy against a backdrop of the night sky

May 21, 2019

Intelligent Life

From chromosomes deep in the heart of a cell to exoplanets in the farthest reaches of space, Goldwater Scholar Ana Sofia Uzsoy is doing research to help us understand the universe at every scale. 

President George H.W. Bush talks with two NC State faculty during a visit to campus in 1990

Dec 1, 2018

Remembering George H.W. Bush’s NC State Visits

Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30, made two trips to NC State, one to play baseball for Yale and another to see NC State's groundbreaking semiconductor research. 

The Belltower at NC State.

Oct 16, 2018

Not All Analyses Are Equal: Physicists Create Guidelines for Non-Equilibrium Measurements of Many-Body Systems

When it comes to non-equilibrium physics, not all assumptions are created equal. 

NC State University sign on metal gateway.

Oct 11, 2018

Detecting Gluons Inside Pions: 5 Questions With NC State Physicists Patrick Barry and Chueng Ji

Researchers from NC State University have determined the probability of finding a gluon inside the pion. The Abstract talks with them about what this finding means for our understanding of how the universe works. 

Jul 17, 2018

Following the Path: Making Huge Calculations Predictable

New approach narrows down huge calculations – like those involved in quantum physics – by focusing on a single, predictive parameter. 

Professor Richard Patty working out an equation

May 23, 2018

Professor Emeritus Honored for Service in Retirement

The Association of Retired Faculty recognizes longtime physics professor Richard Patty.